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they used chemical weapons on civilians. is intervention inevitable? and speaking of chemical weapons, a new report details how the u.s. once held saddam hussein and the iraqis with its chemical weapons attacks on iranian troops. ♪ tens of thousands gathered at the nation's capital this weekend in remembrance of the 1963 march on washington. even though the nation has come a very long way, many feel that the struggle for martin luther king's dream still continues. more on the sights and sounds later in today's show. it's monday, august 26. pam 5 p.m. in washington, d.c. the national security agency was once the most secretive organization in the u.s. now, hardly a day goes by when we don't hear about the nsa's latest scandal. this weekend was no exception. two major headlines ran on the front pages of newspapers around the world this weekend. the first was a revelation that a number of nsa employees were actually using the surveillance program's capabilities to spy on their lovers. or, as they called it, operation love-int. that's according to the chairwoman of the senate intelligence comm
. all were feared an imminent attack, the u.s. has evacuated embassy staff out of yemen, a flying them on board a military plane. calling it a coup, senator john mccain becomes the first u.s. representative to call the ousting of mohammed morsi in egypt a coup. in iran, the new president says he is determined to resolve the impasse with the west over iran's nuclear program. he has signaled that he is ready to sit down for negotiations. orion officials have flown to spain to discuss the future of the convicted child rapist and spain. he was refused bail. he was pardoned in morocco to public outrage. stay tuned for more. >> welcome back. we are discussing the world terror threat. our guest is president of the observatory of the black gulf and mediterranean seas. a fellow and researcher, a specialist on afghanistan, pakistan, and al qaeda. joining us is a fellow on the middle east. thank you for staying with us. from hartford, connecticut, we have scott bates, president of the center for national policy. and by satellite from london, he was just speaking at the first debate, he is with th
>> damascus allows you and inspectors access to the site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it has little doubt that the assad government carried it out, but russia is warning against jumping to conclusions. also this week, bradley manning request a presidential pardon after being sentenced to 35 years in jail for the biggest leak in american history. plus -- >> we were faced with an ultimatum of the british government to hand back the material or destroy it. >> the editor of the guardian newspaper reveals how he was pressured to destroy files he received from nsa whistleblower edward snowden. the top stories this hour. a look back at the top stories from the last seven days, and the latest on rt. damascus has given you when inspectors access to a site of an alleged chemical attack. the u.s. says it is nearly certain the assad government carried this out, a serious response alongside its ally, the uk. >> damascus has agreed to allow the u.n. access to the scene of the alleged attack, but while damascus says it will do its maximum to assure the safety of passage of the
and surveillance, saying that they are not interested in spying on ordinary people. the u.s. and russia without two -- vow to find ways to mend their disagreements. bloodshed in pakistan. nine people killed as gunmen opened fire at a mosque after a devastating suicide bombing at a police funeral. turkey advises its citizens in lebanon to leave the country if necessary. the lebanese state agency said that it reviews the unknown group has claimed responsibility saying that the hostages would be freed in return for lebanese captives held in syria. u.s. firefighters are gaining ground against the california wildfire that is threatening hundreds of homes. good we the a step closer to finding the model for the mona lisa? -- could we be a step closer to finding the model for mono lisa? the election returned robert mugabe to power. the opposition has evidence that some there were some names duplicated on the list. >> thank you for joining us. our guest discussed molly. >> there is no question that this is a very serious problem. as i was saying, the agreement says that negotiations between the two has to b
was detained in the heathrow airport for nine hours and questioned using the british terror law. now, the british government intimidated him in several meetings over the edward snowden saga and gave him an ultimatum, either destroy all of the material on the matter or shut down publishing operations. here is the explanation on why -- why they decided to destroy the computer hard drives containing some of the secret files. >> i explained to the officials that there were other companies already in america and brazil so that they would not achieving anything but once it was obvious they would be going, i would rather destroy then give it back or allow the courts to freeze our reporting. >> what should we make of it? i was joined by the internet campaign director randy gave us his take on the revelations from the guardian. >> we should be very worried about it. this is an escalation in the battle between privacy advocates and whistleblowers and people in the nsa here in the united states or other intelligence agencies abroad who are fighting for the future of our right to communicate in
's prison sentence for tax fraud. u.s. whistleblower edward snowden slams washington has he finally leaves the moscow airport where he was hold up four weeks. the syrian president, bashar al- assad, makes a rare public appearance, proclaiming victory. welcome. italy's five highest -- italy's highest court has upheld silvio berlusconi's conviction for tax fraud. the former prime minister is unlikely to spend any time behind bars. kathleen clifford has more. >> his voice shaking, berlusconi described himself in a video statement as a victim of an incredible series of accusations and trials that had nothing to do with reality. on thursday, the country's top court upheld the former prime minister's conviction in a tax fraud case that first went to trial in 2006. after a three-day hearing, the ruling confirmed the verdict from a lower court. the sentencing is automatically reduced to one year under amnesty. a five-year ban on public office am a handed down as part of the original sentence, was upheld. thursday's outcome could throw italy's already fragile coalition into turmoil and potentially
he reveals lies and crimes of the u.s. government and is the one that is criminalized. >> do you share that sentiment or is there something to be said about facing some of the consequences for this and has he already? >> he already has. i would limit it to time served which of course included nine months in solitary which even the judge found to be torture or on lawful pretrial confinement. realistically given that the government was seeking 90 and then 60 and the defense was around 25, 35 seems like a good outcome though obviously it is a very -- it is very steep compared to any other whistleblower on espionage charges. >> down to possibly eight, as you said. but that implies that manning is still sort of a dangerous individual which cannot be the case. he leaked secrets. it is not like he is giving security clearance and will be able to do this again. is this about sending a message, not summits dealing with a crime but making sure people in the future do not. >> the government had the opportunity when private manning pled guilty to improperly disclosing classified information,
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